Definition or reference in secondary legislation
The Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014, reg 4
(1) A local authority carrying out an assessment must consider the impact of the needs of the individual to whom the assessment relates on--
(a) any person who is involved in caring for the individual; and
(b) any person the local authority considers to be relevant.
(2) Where a local authority considers that any person would benefit from the provision of information and advice relating to care and support for individuals or support for carers, it must advise that person how to obtain such information and advice.
(3) If it appears to a local authority carrying out an assessment that a child is involved in providing care to any individual, the local authority must--
(a) consider the impact of the needs of the individual concerned on the child's well-being, welfare, education and development; and
(b) identify whether any of the tasks which the child is performing for the individual are inappropriate for the child to perform having regard to all the circumstances.
Definition or reference in Statutory Guidance
Care and Support Statutory Guidance, paras 6.65-6.67
6.65 The intention of the whole family approach is for local authorities to take a holistic view of the person's needs and to identify how the adult's needs for care and support impact on family members or others in their support network.
6.66 During the assessment the local authority must consider the impact of the person's needs for care and support on family members or other people the authority may feel appropriate. This will require the authority to identify anyone who may be part of the person's wider network of care and support.
6.67 In considering the impact of the person's needs on those around them, the local authority must consider whether or not the provision of any information and advice would be beneficial to those people they have identified. For example, this may include signposting to any support services in the local community.
[See also Young carer]